‘Honour’ killing: Two hang sister’s alleged boyfriend

Two brothers hanged a man to death on Wednesday.  Police said they had suspected that the deceased was having an affair with their sister.

Police believe that there were at least two more men involved in the crime. An FIR had been registered with the brother of the deceased as the complainant.

Muhammad Shafiq, a resident of Chak 112-NP, told police that one of the suspects, Muhammad Zubair, had suspected that his (Shafiq’s) brother Muhammad Saleem had had an affair with his sister.

He said on Wednesday, Zubair, his brother Muhammad Adnan and their friends Muhammad Ejaz and Kala visited their house, wanting to meet Saleem.

He said Saleem left with them saying he would be back in some time. When he did not return, Shafiq said, he went looking for him and found his body in a sugarcane field. He said there was a rope around his neck and bruises on his face, neck and chest.

Police were informed and the body was sent for a post-mortem examination.

Police said an FIR had been registered against the suspects. They said they were looking for the suspects, who were missing.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 30th, 2014.

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